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Spurs host Fulham in Blank Gameweek 18 as Villa fixture postponed

Fantasy Premier League have been subjected to yet another spin of the fixture-dice as Blank Gameweek 18 changes complexion once again.

Just over 24 hours before Tuesday’s 16:30 GMT deadline, Aston Villa’s meeting with Tottenham Hotspur was officially called off.

That means no midweek fixture for Jack Grealish (£7.7m), Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) and Emiliano Martínez (£5.1m), three popular Fantasy assets.

However, Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Son Heung-min (£9.8m) remain viable options for Blank Gameweek 18 as their home meeting with Fulham was added as a replacement for the Villa game.

Considering how short-notice the fixture is for the Cottagers, both of Spurs’ dynamic duo are certain to wrestle their way into the captaincy conversation.

They both registered double-figure hauls in their last home Premier League game, against Leeds, and could benefit from Fulham’s short turnaround.

Meanwhile, it also means that budget options such as André-Franck Zambo Anguissa (£4.5m) and Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) have been added to the pool of players who could help managers in Free Hit squads.

The secondary knock-on effect of today’s fixture changes also impacts on Double Gameweek 19.

That is because Fulham’s Friday-night meeting with Chelsea has been delayed until the following day, kicking off at 17:30 GMT now.

As this was the opening match of Double Gameweek 19, it looks as if the deadline for that round will move to 11:00 GMT on Saturday morning ahead of Wolves’ lunch-time meeting with West Bromwich Albion.

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2,537 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Anyone still not using any chips nrxt 2 GWs?

    1. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      i don't think i am

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      May or may not use Tc next week

    3. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Not this week - not decided re next week

    4. Black Knights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Me.

      Can field a solid 9 this week with 2FTs.
      Have 7 DGWers plus Dier, Son, Kane for no FTs next week (but might take a -4 to field 9DGWers).

    5. gogs67
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Me

      • That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Me, no FH left though. Will field 9 this week and then 9 + Kane & Son next week.

      • acidicleo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        unlikely

      • Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I am jealous of anyone who can get through the next 2 GWs without a chip used...sadly I am most likely going to use two....

      • The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Maybe TC gw19

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Same

    6. xtina
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Which would you prefer?

      A) Bruno + Brewster
      B) Rash + Wilson

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I wouldn’t want Brewster so B

      2. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        B) Rashford is bit worse than Bruno. Wilson is a lot better than Brewster.

      3. tim_oriordan
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        B, but is there no way you can get Bruno and Wilson?

        1. xtina
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Hmm i could downgrade Bowen to Smith-Rowe for -4 too potentially.

          Or remove Salah for a week

          1. tim_oriordan
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Oh I didn't realise this wasn't a FH. In that case I'd go A, Brewster will be bench fodder most weeks I'd assume so doesn't matter too much and Bruno is a must.

            1. xtina
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Cheers - i'll tinker a bit more!

      4. acidicleo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Bruno essential...

      5. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        B

    7. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Two options now; I think the rest are locked in unless I want Rashford.

      A. Lloris, AWB, Foden (3-5-2)
      B. DDG, Dier, Wilson (3-4-3)

      XXX
      Cancelo Tierney XXX
      KDB Bruno Son Saka XXX
      Kane Laca XXX

      1. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

      2. Mané Fuchs Given
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A, if you knew Foden would start

        • JBG
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          B

        • Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Is Wilson fit?

          One reason I'm avoiding Wilson & Foden is because of the doubts.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yeah, I think if Wilson starts he could bang a Hatty. No idea on Foden. Think I’m swaying to B now;

            DDG
            Cancelo Tierney Dier
            KDB Bruno Son Saka
            Kane Laca Wilson
            (4.0, Clark, Mitchell, Anguissa)

      3. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Bench one:

        A) Brewster (NEW)
        B) Mitchell (ars)

        1. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A

        2. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          B

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Coming from Rafa, that means a lot, thanks.

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              It’s a tough one though. Look for some leaks on Brewster as it’s the first game

        3. acidicleo
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A

        4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A

      4. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Can anyone translate what Dyche means when he said Taylor is touch and go? Do you think he will play?

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          He's uncertain.

          1. Lazaretti
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yes something like that. I think Pope played after Dyche gave similar comment but I quess no-one knows

      5. tim_oriordan
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Who do we captain this week then? Currently on De Bruyne

        A) De Bruyne
        B) Son
        C) Kane
        D) Fernandes

        1. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          A for me

      6. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        How much of a risk is Darlow? Who's the alternative (5m) not city/united/spurs/arsenal?

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          No risk at all

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Quite risky now Dubravka is fit

        3. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          haha, two very different takes

      7. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Lloris/Leno
        Saka
        Rashford
        Kane
        Wilson

        Worth using FH to have these over my earlier team? Also gives Tierney over Holding and a playing bench

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Help us out a bit.

      8. Il Papera
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Anyone thinking WC then BB?

        GW18 WC
        Areola
        Saiss Lascelles Stones Dias
        Son Neto Bruno KDB
        Kane Lacazette

        GW19 BB -4
        Areola2 Meslier2
        Saiss Lascelles Stones2 Dias2 Coufal2
        Salah2 Raphinha2 Bruno2 KDB2 Soucek2
        Kane Lacazette Bamford2

        1. TwiggsJameson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yes, my plan. But it is a huge risk with a big potential reward.

        2. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Me o/

      9. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Thoughts? FH 0.0itb

        Pickford
        Cancelo Maguire Dier Holding
        Sterling KDB Son Bruno ESR
        Kane

      10. Oldie99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Thoughts on Ben Davies?

        Trying desperately to field a slightly different 11 to everyone else:

        Darlow
        Davies Cancelo Holding
        Gundo Kev Bruno Rash (Smith Rowe)
        Kane(C) Martial Wilson

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Apprently it's hard to pick which Spurs full back will start.

      11. McSauce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Right we are G2G... any improvements?

        Lloris
        Cancelo Stones Tierney
        Saka KDB(c) Bruno Son
        Lacca Kane(vc) Wilson

      12. jesus jesus
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Who's more nailed -
        A - Mitchell
        B - Kilman

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          For this one week or mid-long term?

          1. jesus jesus
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            This week ?
            Who do you think long term ?
            And thanks for answering

      13. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Which of these on FH?
        A) Lacazette (with a bench of Maguire, Kilman and Burke)
        B) Rashford (with a bench of Mitchell, Kilman and Brewster)

      14. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        as fun as FH can be, anyone else looking forward to the deadline just so they can see their proper team again?!

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            yeah i meant more to be able to see and play around with it. Although it's probably protecting me from an early transfer disaster.

            1. Yankee Toffee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              live fpl

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yes i miss Soucek already

      15. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I am in the situation where I have 7 plus Brewster now, had already made one transfer. So anymore would cost -4. I would have enough in the bank to get rid of Johnstone and get in Lloris in (Probably the best move would likely get another 2 points) But then it would prevent me getting Bamford dgw19 for free.
        But I also have Sterling who might not be fit.

        I am tempted just to leave things and just hope I get 7 plus Brewster.

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          If you have Kane, Son, Bruno, KDB and a City def you should leave it

          1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Thanks. I don't have Kane -

            It is no keeper **Johnstone-Martinez**
            -
            Cancelo-Dier **Robertson-Justin-Ferguson**
            -
            Fernandes-Son-KDB-Sterling-**Soucek**
            -
            Wilson-Brewster-**Watkins**

            Sort of borderline for 1-2 transfers more - but not sure if it is worth it.

      16. Cak Juris
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Best for FH BGW18:
        A. De Gea - Aurier
        B. Lloris - Shaw
        C. Lloris - Lindelof

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Prob B but not much in it

      17. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Plan to now keep the FH and do Robbo to Stones (-4) leaving me with 7 players.
        Is this enough without having to use FH or do Balbuena to Shaw/Lindeloff for another hit? (can't afford Maguire or AWB and both Shaw and Linedloff trained today)

        0FT 3.3itb (after -4 trasnfer)
        Holding Cancelo Stones
        Son Bruno KDB
        Kane

        Non-GW18 players
        Martinez Johnstone Coufal Balbuena Soucek Raphinha Rodrigo Bamford

        1. NejiHyuuga01
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I would keep FH . We have the luxury now of players that play both DGW and BGW. The chip might be more useful when this won't be the case when u have to Wildcard a team for future DGW in order to BB and you have 0 players in the Blank

          1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Is Balbuena to Shaw/ Lindeloff worth another -4?

            1. NejiHyuuga01
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              I did the exact same for a -4 for Shaw. But I fear that although he should play in the Blank , he might not have both in the Double. But we hope.

              Balbuena needs to go in my opinion as Dawson seems to be preferred.

              1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Thanks for that. I might roll with 7 in GW18 and wait and see with Balbuena

      18. NejiHyuuga01
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Guys what would you do? FH Yes or No?

        Stones Shaw Mitchell

        KDB Bruno Son Neto

        Welbeck Wood

        Fielding 9 ideally.

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Prob ok to save FH.

          1. NejiHyuuga01
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Cheers!

      19. wattalowz
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Worth using free hit on this?

        Dias Cancelo Lewis*
        KDB Son Bruno
        Wilson

        1. KDB4PREZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I would yeah

        2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yup I would FH here

      20. ClothedinSun
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        FH Team locked in, change it up or are we g2g?

        Darlow,
        Cancelo, Holding, Dias, Saiss,
        Rashford, KDB, Neto, Bruno, Son,
        Kane.

        Norris, Fabio Silva, Brewster, Mitchell.

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          use the thread

      21. Mackans
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Is De Gea nailed?

        1. KDB4PREZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          He is

        2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Hendo cup player so DDG nailed for EPL

      22. The Big Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        With only three likely starters I've decided the free hitting is my best (and only) option.

        Here's what I'm on at present:

        DDG
        Cancelo / Tierney / Reguilon
        KDB / Fernandes / Son / Foden
        Kane / Lacazette / Wilson

        Smith Rowe / Mitchell / Douglas

        Not fully sold on Foden but overall it looks good and I'll chance my arm with him.

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          same here only 3. FH or WC though??

      23. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I have Kilman* Mahrez*
        Kdb Son Kane

        Realistically I have 3 players playing this week. Squad completely set for DGW19.

        FH a no brainer?

        1. KDB4PREZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yep

        2. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          a stupendous no brainer

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Aye

      24. KDB4PREZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Tough spot as have 3 villa and 2xfrs as planned to not play chips this week, but now idk so help would be appreciated.

        Roll with this for -4 or FH

        Diaz Cancelo Colman
        Son KDB Bruno Saka
        Kane

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Similar boat and leaning towards not as there isn’t really anyone I fell like I desperately need

        2. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          If you have Kane, Son, Bruno, KDB and a City def you should leave it

      25. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Good enough?

        Dier, Holding, Stones
        KDB (c), Son, Bruno
        Kane

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          If you have Kane, Son, Bruno, KDB and a City def you should leave it

      26. GROBARI
          1 month, 16 days ago

          What to do here? 1FT 1.2m£ itb
          X
          X Mitchell Taylor(50% chance of playing)
          X Bruno Anguissa Son
          X X Kane
          Bench: X X X X
          FH or no?

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            FH

          2. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            FH

        • Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Wats going on with the spurs game? Have those lazy feckers announced anything yet?

          1. Yankee Toffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Seriously, scroll up

          2. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Who's the lazy one here?

          3. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Oh nvm I see

        • arkom
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Which two wingbacks will likely to start in Spurs defense?

          Doherty & Aurier?

          1. Yankee Toffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Reg should start, other idk

        • wasp3000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Thoughts on a 451 FH?

          Darlow (Areola)
          Cancelo Stones Shaw Tierney (Mitchell)
          KDB Son Bruno Rashford Saka
          Kane (Brewster Davis)

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            not bad shout.

            just feels a bit wrong on a free hit

            1. wasp3000
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Ya it does. Prefer to go for more attacking but my TV is low. Wilson is a doubt and Laca too expensive.

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                my TV isn't great and i can get

                De Gea
                Cancelo Tierney Dier
                KDB Bruno Son Foden Saka
                Kane Lacazette

                Steer Fernandez Brewster Mitchell